Wednesday 28 July 2021

The loveliest 2.5 minutes of music?

Some eight years ago I posted my vote for loveliest miniature in classical music. It is excerpted from a Bach cantata, and features a pair of treble recorders (blockfloeten) - this being, in some ways, my favourite of musical instruments. 

I have found a somewhat crisper (live) recording here - one that brings-out the wonderful effect Bach gets from the interplay of the recorders.  

If you are wondering just how Bach created that astonishing sound from the recorders - this remarkably lyrical 'animated graphical score' of the music makes clear:

1 comment:

Francis Berger said...

I don't recall ever listening to this before. Charming! Thanks for sharing.